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Old 07-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Having a 25k btu wall ac installed tomorrow. Any tips regarding the framing etc. or something to install that can help reduce the noise, rattle etc.? Thanks

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not much you can do on a window unit.

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not much you can do on a window unit.
Its a wall not a window?
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Usually, if its a name brand unit. Its construction quality is better, and it doesn't make a lot of noise.

Not a lot you can do to make them quiet.
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Usually, if its a name brand unit. Its construction quality is better, and it doesn't make a lot of noise.

Not a lot you can do to make them quiet.
Ok thanks. What about when installing the sleeve in the wall? Anything special we should do or make sure of?
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The hole should be made as small as possible, but yet that the sleeve slides in fairly easily. And a strip of weather proofing can still be stuck in(helps minimize noise potential).

All in all, its a pretty straight forward thing to do.
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Anything special we should do or make sure of?
Is this a load bearing wall? If so you'll need to do more in terms of framing than just cutting a hole in the wall.
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The hole you make should to be framed the same as you would for installing a door or window.
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The hole should be made as small as possible, but yet that the sleeve slides in fairly easily. And a strip of weather proofing can still be stuck in(helps minimize noise potential).

All in all, its a pretty straight forward thing to do.
Thanks starting the install now.where does the weather stripping give exactly? Thanks
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Around the sleeve.

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